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The Dades Valley is the principal route between the desert and the ancient trading oases of the Tafilalt.

Bou Tharar village, Dades GorgeThe High Atlas rear to the northern side of the route, and at Todra there is a dramatic gorge cutting into the mountainside that forms one of Morocco’s greatest natural sights and comes complete with a gentle stream and welcoming auberge and café.

At its eastern end, the valley joins that of the Ziz, where towering palms threaten to spill over canyon lips hundreds of feet above.

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Suggested itineraries featuring the Dades Valley

Our itineraries will give you suggestions for what is possible when you travel in the Dades Valley, and they showcase routes we know work particularly well. Treat them as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.

Map of the Dades Valley

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    Places near the Dades Valley

    Our expert guides to exploring the Dades Valley

    Written by our specialists from their own experiences of visiting the Dades Valley, these guides will help you make the most of your time there. We share both our practical recommendations and the best ways to appreciate the Dades Valley at its best.

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